At the law firm of Edwards & Curtis LLC, our attorneys handle estate planning, and help guide people through the probate and estate administration process. To find out how we can help you, call our law office in Canton at 770-628-1100.
Managing Wealth, Health And Taxes
Proper advance planning can help you manage your wealth, your health and your legacy. Estate plans may consist of any combination of the following types of legal documents:
- Powers of attorney
- Living wills
- Guardianships and conservatorships
- Medical and health care directives
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Small-business succession plans
Assets that you accumulate over your lifetime can be taxed again at the time of your death through an estate tax. Effective planning can help you ward off the unnecessary expenses associated with estate taxes and preserve more of your wealth for your heirs by exercising tax deferral strategies that exist during your lifetime. Our lawyers are highly familiar with various methods of asset transfer in Georgia and can guide you toward the best options that are best for your situation.
Guiding You Through Probate And Estate Administration
Probate and estate administration is the legal process by which the assets of an estate are distributed, either according to a will or according to the law if a person has died without having an estate plan in place. The process typically involves a court proceeding and if the administration is not handled properly, major complications can ensue.
On the surface, the probate process should provide an orderly transfer of property. However, navigating the system can be confusing to the layperson. The person who is named as the executor and the administrator of an estate is responsible for paying off taxes and any debt accumulated by the estate before distributing the remaining assets. Our lawyers can help ensure that this process is run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Take Control Of Your Legacy
A comprehensive estate plan allows you to control what happens to your assets and establish your life care wishes. To learn more about estate planning options, or for help with probate and estate administration, please schedule a free consultation at our Canton office. To arrange yours, please call 770-628-1100, or reach us by email.